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Denver Mayor to Pay Election-Day Parking Tickets

Some Denver voters who received parking tickets on Election Day -- brought on, they say, by long lines at the city's polling stations -- will have their tickets paid for by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Computer problems created delays around the city; the mayor is offering to pay the fines of people ticketed within six blocks of a voting center during voting hours.

Melissa Block talks with Hickenlooper, who describes the scene on the street: "I said, 'I'll pay your parking ticket,' and several people said, 'Will you pay my ticket?' 'Will you pay my ticket?' Well, the word spread like wildfire. "


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